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[Sir John Pollock and the 'Play that was Banned': venereal disease, censorship, War Economy publication.] Material relating to play 'Damaged Goods', including revised typescript and correspondence with bishops and Ministries of Health and Information

Author: 
Sir John Pollock; Eugène Brieux; Jonathan Cape; Sir Weldon Dalrymple-Champneys; Lawrence Whitaker Harrison; Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury, venereal disease; Ministry of Information
Publication details: 
London and the provinces, 1943.
£950.00

A fascinating and revealing collection of material, touching on questions of censorship and sexual morality in twentieth-century Britain, as well as the problems of publication during the Second World War. From the papers of Sir John Pollock (1872-1963), and relating to the 1943 revival of his 'Damaged Goods', a translation of Eugène Brieux's scandalous play 'Les Avariés'. Written in 1901, Brieux's play concerns the effects of a diagnosis of syphilis on a respectable family, and was met with outrage on its first appearance in Paris in 1902.

[Sir John Pollock and Eugène Brieux: London theatre, censorship, venereal disease.] First separate English and American printings of 'Damaged Goods', the former with Pollock's autograph emendations; copy of 'The Play Pictorial' on London production.

Author: 
Sir John Pollock; Eugène Brieux; The Connecticut Society of Social Hygiene; George Bernard Shaw
Publication details: 
English edition: A. C. Fifield, London, 1914. American Edition: Brentano's, New York, for the Connecticut Society of Social Hygiene, 1912. The Play Pictorial: London, 1917.
£950.00

Three items from the papers of Sir John Pollock, relating to his translation of Eugène Brieux's scandalous play 'Les Avariés'.

[Samuel Jones Gee, physician and paediatrician who first described coeliac disease.] Autograph Letter Signed ('Samuel Gee') to 'Auden' [the physician George Augustus Auden, father of W. H. Auden], regarding literary references in his writings.

Author: 
Samuel Gee [Samuel Jones Gee] (1839-1911), physician, paediatrician, first describer of coeliac disease [George Augustus Auden (1872-1957), physician, professor of public health, father of W. H. Auden
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 9 Stanhope Place, Marble Arch, Hyde Park, W. [London]; 30 March 1909.
£180.00

3pp, 12mo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to blank reverse of second leaf. Folded once. He begins by stating that he found 'the saying about Crete in Phineas Fletcher's Purple Island'.

[Professor William Bevan-Lewis, physician and physiologist.] Autograph Letter Signed ('W. Bevan-Lewis') thanking psychiatrist Bedford Pierce for his 'eulogistic & cordial tribute', and discussing the Allied victory in the Great War.

Author: 
William Bevan-Lewis (1847-1929), physician and physiologist, Professor of Mental Diseases and Examiner at the University of Leeds, and Medical Director, West Riding Asylum [Bedford Pierce (1861-1932)]
Publication details: 
'Elsinore', Dyke Road Avenue, Brighton. 12 November 1918.
£500.00

3pp, 4to. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to blank reverse of second leaf. Folded twice. Fifty-two lines of text. He thanks Pierce for his 'most kind expressions of regard for myself, & your eulogistic & cordial tribute to my poor efforts in the cause of Psychological Medicine'. which he has read in 'the account of the proceedings at the Edinburgh Meeting in July last', in the Journal of Mental Science.

League of Nations. Advisory Committee on the Traffic of Women and Protection of Children. Report on the Fourth Session.

Author: 
[Report of the Advisory Committee on the Traffic of Women and Protection of Children, Council of the League of Nations, 1925] [prostitution; venereal disease; Cuba; Spain]
Publication details: 
Geneva, May 1925. [Imp. de la "Tribune de Genève".]
£50.00

Folio, 27 pp. Unbound and stapled. Ownership signature ('Cross') of S. T. Cross, of the Registry of the International Court of Justice in the Hague. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with closed tear at head of first leaf, and indentation from paperclip. Sections on child welfare, the traffic in women, licensed houses, women police, emigration and propaganda.

[ 'Pneumonia Evening' at the Osler Club, London. ] Signed Typed Circular from L. Carlyle Lyon, Assistant Secretary to the Osler Club, addressed to Dr Nehemiah Asherson, regarding the 'Pneumonia Evening' and the Club. With annotations by Asherson.

Author: 
L. Carlyle Lyon [ Dr Louis Carlyle Lyon (d.1970) ], Assistant Secretary, Osler Club, London [Nehemiah Asherson (1897-1989), English physician and Librarian of the Medical Society of London ]
Publication details: 
From Lyon's private address, 42 Corringway, Ealing, W5 [ London ]. 29 December 1951.
£80.00

1p., folio. In fair condition, on aged and worn paper, with leaf from diary tipped in onto blank reverse. Signed 'L. Carlyle Lyon', addressed by Lyon to 'Mr. Asherson' with seasonal greetings in autograph. Heavily annotated with notes by Asherson. Begins: 'You are cordially invited to attend (with a friend or friends) the "Pneumonia Evening" of the OSLER CLUB (President, Mr. V. Zachary Cope, F.R.C.S, in the Chair) on FRIDAY, January 11th, at 7.45 p.m. at the Medical Society of London, 11, Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, W.1. | Speakers: Lord Horder, G.C.V.O.: "Osler and Pneumonia".

[ Felix Plater, Swiss physician. ] Autograph Document Signed ('Felix Platerus Basil | Archiatros & Prof')

Author: 
Felix Plater (1536-1614), Swiss physician and professor at the University of Basel, pioneer in fields of psychiatry and germ theory of disease
Publication details: 
Basil. May 1611.
£950.00

On one side of an 11.5 x 7.5 cm piece of paper. In fair condition, aged and stained. Consisting of a two-line improving Latin quotation beginning: 'Nullius est Felix'. Signed beneath this: 'Felix Platerus Basil | Archiatros & Prof. | Ao S

1611 Maio | Ao AM. 73'. On the reverse are two longer signed quotations, both in calligraphic hands, the lower of the two by 'Johannes Philippus a Fritten back', dated 28 February 1607. The author is identified in pencil in a later hand as John Phillips who died in 1640.

[Printed item for the British Indian Army.] Hints on Health in India and other Tropical Countries. By Major-Gen. Sir J. W. D. Megaw, K.C.I.E., D.Sc., M.B., B.Ch., B.A., I.M.S. (Retired), Medical Adviser to the Secretary of State for India.

Author: 
Major-Gen. Sir J. W. D. Megaw, K.C.I.E., D.Sc., M.B., B.Ch., B.A., I.M.S. (Retired), Medical Adviser to the Secretary of State for India [The British Indian Army]
Publication details: 
India: 'A., P. & S., Ltd.' 1941.
£100.00

28pp., 12mo. Stapled pamphlet.

[War Office pamphlet.] Memorandum on Cutaneous Diseases, 1942 | (Reprinted with minor amendments, August 1943).

Author: 
'By Command of the Army Council' [The War Office, Whitehall; British government publications; Second World War; Royal Army Medical Corps; dermatology]
Publication details: 
'The War Office [Whitehall], 19th August, 1942.'
£120.00

16pp., 12mo. Stapled pamphlet. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with three punch holes at spine.

[War Office pamphlet.] Memorandum on Cutaneous Diseases 1945.

Author: 
'By Command of the Army Council' [The War Office, Whitehall; British government publications; Second World War; Royal Army Medical Corps; dermatology]
Publication details: 
'The War Office [Whitehall], 1st February, 1945.'
£100.00

ii + 16pp., 12mo. Stapled pamphlet. In brown printed wraps. In fair condition, on lightly-aged paper, with vertical fold and three punch holes to spine. Lightly stamped on front cover: 'CAPTAIN R.A.M.C. [Royal Army Medical Corps']' At head of p.ii: 'Scale of issue: One copy to each medical officer.' The Introduction begins: 'The purpose of this memorandum is to indicate, to all medical officers concerned, methods of prevention and treatment which may be adopted in regard to skin diseases.' Main headings: Inspection of the Skin; Medical Categorization; Skin Diseases in the Tropics.

[Printed British parliamentary report.] Home Office. Report to the Secretary of State for the Home Department on an Outbreak of Ankylostomiasis in a Cornish Mine, by J. S. Haldane, M.D., F.R.S.

Author: 
J. S. Haldane [British Home Office report into an outbreak of ankylostomiasis in a Cornish mine, 1902] [HMSO]
Publication details: 
London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, by Darling & Son, Ltd, London. 1902.
£75.00

Folio, 8 pp. Stitched. In original blue printed wraps. Text clear and complete. Internally good, on lightly-aged paper. In worn wraps. With full-page plate carrying eight figures 'from micro-photographs by Mr. C. A. Coventon', and a full-page coloured plan of the 'Section of Dolcoath Main Lode'. Three copies listed on COPAC.

[Printed paper] Studies on the Mouth Parts and Sucking Apparatus of the Blood-Sucking Diptera. No. 4. The Comparative Anatomy of the Proboscis in the Blood-Sucking Muscidae. By Captain F. W. Cragg, M.D., I.M.S., King Institute of Preventive Medicine.

Author: 
Captain F. W. Cragg [Francis William Cragg (1882-1924)], M.B., I.M.S.
Publication details: 
Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing, India. 1913. [Scientific Memoirs by Officers of the Medical and Sanitary Departments of the Government of India. New Series. No. 60.]
£28.00

PRINTED SCIENTIFIC MEMOIRS MEDICAL SANITARY DEPARTMENTS GOVERNMENT INDIA INDIAN FRANCIS WILLIAM CRAGG BLOOD-SUCKING PARASITES INFECTIOUS DISEASE

[Printed paper on Leishmaniasis.] On Kala Azar, Malaria and Malarial Cachexia. By Captain S. P. James, M.B., I.M.S.

Author: 
Captain S. P. James [Sydney Price James (1870-1946)], M.B., I.M.S. [Leishmaniasis]
Publication details: 
Calcutta: Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, India. 1905. [Scientific Memoirs by Officers of the Medical and Sanitary Departments of the Government of India. New Series. No. 19.]
£30.00

PRINTED SCIENTIFIC MEMOIRS MEDICAL SANITARY DEPARTMENTS GOVERNMENT INDIA INDIAN SYDNEY PRICE JAMES LEISHMANIASIS INFECTIOUS DISEASE

[Printed paper on Leishmaniasis] Preliminary Report on an Investigation into the Etiology of Oriental Sore in Cambay. By Captain W. S. Patton, M.B., I.M.S. Offg. Director, King Institute of Medicine, Madras.

Author: 
Captain W. S. Patton [Walter Scott Patton (1876-1960), M.B., I.M.S. Offg. Director, King Institute of Preventive Medicine, Madras. [Leishmaniasis]
Publication details: 
Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing, India. 1912. [Scientific Memoirs by Officers of the Medical and Sanitary Departments of the Government of India. New Series. No. 50.]
£28.00

PRINTED SCIENTIFIC MEMOIRS MEDICAL SANITARY DEPARTMENTS GOVERNMENT INDIA INDIAN WALTER SCOTT PATTON LEISHMANIASIS INFECTIOUS DISEASE

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